CliffyB Talks About Fantasy Games He'd Make in an AMA
And much more!
If the president can have an AMA on Reddit, so can Dude Huge. Earlier today Gears of War designer answered all sorts of questions on Reddit, from the completely silly to even the very personal. Check it out here, but we have a selection of answers he gave regarding games he'd make.
If he could make a movie into a video game:
The Big Lebowski, for every system. It'd tie all the gaming platforms together.
If he had unlimited funds and processing power, and he could make any film, novel or comic book into a game:
If he could work on one genre in gaming that he hasn't yet:
I've always wanted to make a game about a lost dog who has to find his way home.
Jaz Jackrabbit sequel? Naw, but you should check Dust out, he says. Extrapolating further, he says:
Not any time soon. We're (fortunate) slaves to our success here at Epic with great franchises like Gears and Infinity Blade. It seems like a risky bet. Could we see a 2D platform game return and really move that many units, or would it just be a cult hit?
We make games as a labor of love, but we also try to weigh the choice of what we build based upon a solid understanding of the business. How could Jazz exist and flourish in this market? I don't know, honestly.
One idea that George Broussard and I discussed years ago was to bring back Jazz as an FPS, Jumping Flash style.
But yeah, we'll do that in our "spare" time. ;)
Is it likely we'd ever see the other games though? Probably not, judging by this answer on how Epic Games works:
Epic is NOT the typical developer as we are the ones who decide when our games ship as well as the games that we work on. We use a combination of gut and market conditions while also balancing what's best from the engine side of the business to decide what's next.